If you find your GE dryer not turning on, you’re probably wondering what you can do to fix the problem. It’s not a good feeling when your clothes are piling up and you have nowhere to put them because your dryer isn’t working! But don’t worry, we’re here to help. There are a few things that could be causing your GE dryer not to turn on and we’ll provide some tips on how to fix them and prevent them from happening again in the future.
Why Is My GE Dryer Not Turning On?
We get it, you want to get your dryer working as soon as possible so you can get your clothes dry. Here are a few things that could be causing your GE dryer not turning on:
GE Dryer Isn’t Getting Power
The first thing you should check is if the power cord is plugged into the outlet. It sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can forget to do the simplest things.
If there’s no power outage and the power cord is plugged in, the next thing to check is the circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker has been tripped, then it will need to be reset before your GE dryer will work again.
GE Dryer Door Switch Not Working
Another reason for your GE dryer not turning on is that the door switch is not activating. This could be because the door isn’t able to close all the way or because there’s something blocking the door from closing.
To fix this, first, make sure that nothing is blocking the door from closing. Then, try closing the door again and see if the dryer turns on.
If the dryer still doesn’t turn on, then you might need to replace the door switch. This switch is located on the door of the dryer and it tells the dryer whether or not the door is open or closed.
If the door switch is not working, then it will prevent the dryer from turning on. To test if the door switch is working, you can use a multimeter to test for continuity.
GE Dryer Thermostat Issue
The thermostat in your GE dryer is responsible for regulating the dryer’s temperature. If the thermostat is not working, then it could cause the dryer to turn off because it will assume it’s overheating. If your GE dryer stopped working mid cycle, this may be the cause. It can also cause a dryer to not get hot.
To test if the thermostat is working, you can use a multimeter to test for continuity. If the thermostat is not working, then it will need to be replaced.
GE Dryer Delay Timer Issue
The timer in your GE dryer adds a delay to the start of the drying cycle. If you’ve accidentally turned this on, then it will prevent the dryer from turning on until the delay is over. If you find your GE dryer start button not working, this is likely the problem.
To fix this, you just need to turn off the delay timer, usually by holding down the delay button. Consult your GE dryer’s manual if you can’t find the button.
GE Dryer Part Failure
In some cases, a part in your GE dryer might fail and this could cause the dryer to not turn on. If you’ve checked all of the above and still can’t get your dryer to turn on, then you might need to call a technician to come to take a look at it.
There are a few parts that are more likely to fail and cause the dryer not to turn on. These include the heating element, cycling thermostat, high-limit thermostat, drive motor, or timer.
A technician will be able to diagnose which part is failing and replace it so that your dryer can start working again.
That’s it for this guide on troubleshooting a GE dryer that’s not turning on. We hope that you were able to fix the problem and that your dryer is now working again.
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